Planning to ride the Sun Link Streetcar for business or pleasure?
Here is a quick run-down of facts about the streetcar:
The Sun Link project is part of a voter-approved, $2.1B Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan implemented through 2026.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Tucson Streetcar. With our helpful guide, you should be able to plan your ride on the Tucson Streetcar with ease. Happy Riding!
Sun Link offers a wide range of pass options to meet your transit needs. The following pass products can be loaded on a SunGO Card, SunGO ID & Card, or the GoTucson Transit App.
SunGO 1-Day Ticket
SunGO 3-Day Pass
SunGO 30-Day Pass
SunGO Annual Pass
***Be sure to have your SunGO Ticket, SunGO Card, SunGO ID & Card, or Go Tucson Transit App ready when you board. Note that you CANNOT purchase or pay a fare with cash on board Sun Link. There is no fare box and the operator does not accept fares.
The City of Tucson doesn't currently offer a youth rate, but a special youth pass is sometimes available for purchase during the summer months.
Yes! Children age 5 and under ride free with a paying adult.
There are 23 stops along the 3.9 mile route that are spaced approximately ¼ to ½ mile apart.
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You may want to consider the following attractions along the streetcar route:
If you choose a home in one of the following neighborhoods, you should be able to access the Sun Link Streetcar route with ease:
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There are 11,000 parking spaces throughout the route. Please consult the parking map. University of Arizona garages are blue, parking lots are green, and Park Tucson garages are yellow. Street parking is free on weekends and on weekdays after 5pm. Weekend parking is often free at University of Arizona garages, except when special events are happening. Many people park along the Sun Link route and ride the streetcar to multiple locations for food, shopping, and entertainment.
Listed below are the hours of operation and frequency.
*Schedule is subject to change. During University of Arizona summer and winter breaks, Sun Link service ends Thursday at 10:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays at 12:00pm. When University of Arizona is in session, Sun Link service ends at 2:00am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The City of Tucson participated in developing a High Capacity Transit Implementation Plan that was sponsored by Pima Association of Governments. The plan identified 6 corridors that were viable options for implementing bus rapid transit and possible streetcar extensions. Further evaluation of these high capacity corridors will be included in the work that will be conducted by Jarrett Walker and Associates as part of the Regional Long Range Transit Plan. The plan will take between 12-15 months to be completed and will include several public meetings to engage the community.
Streetcars are designed to utilize the existing lanes of travel and not have to create its own right-of-way. The function well in tight downtown streets and are great for moving people in smaller corridors. Light rail vehicles are more commuter based systems that are designed to move people long distances.
Hope to bump into you on the Tucson Streetcar in the coming year!
*Note that the rates in the audio soundbite above are inaccurate, but the video will give you a glimpse of the streetcar in-motion. Refer to the full guide for current pricing.